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Mayor of Seoul reported missing with search under way

Christian Fernsby ▼ | July 9, 2020
The mayor of South Korean capital Seoul Park Won-soon has been reported missing and a search is under way, police in the city said on Thursday.
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Police said they were looking for Park Won-soon near a small hill in the city's Sungbuk neighbourhood, where his mobile phone signal was last detected.

Topics: Seoul

They said Mr Park's mobile phone was currently turned off.

His daughter reportedly told police he had left a voice message that sounded "like a will" before leaving the house.

Mr Par was elected mayor of Seoul in 2011 and elected to his third and final term in June of last year. Mr Park did not show up for work on Thursday, cancelling a meeting with a presidential official at his Seoul City Hall office, Kim Ji-hyeong, an official from the Seoul Metropolitan Government, told the Associated Press.